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Coffee with Karly | New Hair & Slowing Down for the Holidays

Hey hey, Friday people! I can’t believe that we’re only one weekend away from Christmas. Gah! Craziness. Anyone else feel like it came in like a wrecking ball this year? I’m still not finished shopping, but oh well. Everything gets done one way or another (or not … ha!). Anyway, let’s keep chatting about all the things in this edition of coffee with Karly.

Coffee with Karly vol. 5

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I interrupt all of the world’s issues to bring you very important news. I CHOPPED SIX INCHES OFF MY HAIR LAST WEEK! Obviously, this is a big deal. 😉 But, really – I still can’t get over how fresh and new I feel with this new look. I’m already scheming to go even a tad shorter next time! Change is a good thing, especially when heading into a new year.

When styling my hair, my hairstylist used Living Proof’s root lift spray and dry volume blast. While I might splurge on the dry volume blast, I’m looking for a less expensive alternative to the root lift spray. Anyone tried one from Paul Mitchell or Matrix? Both get good reviews, so maybe I’ll start there.

Who has finished season two of The Crown?! As I write this, we have one episode to go so we’ll probably be through with it when this goes live. I’d love to talk to anyone about this season! It’s been downright fascinating, in my opinion. Who knew all the ties the royal family had to Nazi Germany? And, Margaret was quite the scandal back in the day. Ah, it’s just so good!

If you’ve been feeling a little bah humbug this season, please know that you’re not alone. I loved Alissa’s post on this topic, as well as Biana’s tips to eliminate stress during the next few weeks.

Everybody needs this color block sweater from Target. It is THE softest, coziest sweater that I own, and I wish I could wear it daily. Okay, I might be guilty of that already … I wear a small for a perfect not-too-oversized look. If you need visual reference, check out my Instagram Stories highlights.

Are some of you fellow bloggers slowing down for the remainder of the year? I’ve had a hard time staying focused or even getting motivated to write posts the last few weeks when there’s presents to be wrapped or Hallmark Channel movies to watch. I’m thinking a blog break between Christmas and New Year’s might be in order to relax, reflect and reset. We wait all year for this season, and then it’s gone in the blink of an eye – it would be nice to eliminate some distractions to fully enjoy everything going on. What are your thoughts?

If you’re looking for a chill and different take on Christmas music, I recommend the Acoustic Christmas playlist on Amazon Prime.

Don’t forget to catch up on this week’s earlier blog posts! I shared some of my favorite holiday memories and traditions and a few end-of-the-year reads.

Have a warm and great weekend!

P.S. Do any of you want to see a little holiday home tour next week? I mentioned on Instagram earlier this week that I wasn’t thrilled with all our decor this year, but I’m still happy to share if you care. Let me know!